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What Mood Do Paint Colors Create in Your Home?

Are you considering a new interior paint job for a room (or multiple rooms) in your home? If you are, and if you’re like the vast majority of homeowners, you’ll know that picking the right interior paint color is not an easy process.

Why is this? Because the color you choose will play an important role in the mood of the room and the way you and your guests feel when they are in the room. Colors evoke certain emotions, so when you’re wanting to set a specific mood in a room, it’s crucial to choose a color that will match that same mood. This choice has only become harder now that interior paint color choices are practically endless. However, to give you a head start, let’s talk about some of the fundamental paint color choices as well as the moods they’ll provide in whatever room you choose to use them.

How Different Paint Colors Impact Mood


Blue is often associated with peace and serenity. It has a calming effect and is used in rooms where relaxation is a priority, such as bedrooms and sunrooms. Blue is also an extremely versatile color and can be applied in a wide variety of shades from light to dark.


Yellow is the classic color of joy! Bright and playful, this color is perfect for rooms where you want to inspire cheerfulness. Many kitchens use various shades of yellow to promote energy and positivity.


Purple might be a color you didn’t expect to see on this list, but it definitely sets its own unique  mood. Purple is calming like blue, but it promotes an added sense of mystery and luxury. For those rooms where a dark and romantic vibe is appropriate, a dark shade of purple could be your answer.


White is a classic color choice for interior and exterior painting. You can’t go wrong with a timeless shade of white since it always complements wallpaper, furniture, and other existing components of a room. White also makes a room seem larger. If you’re repainting a small room, consider how you could use white to make your room feel more spacious.


Green goes hand in hand with blue. Like blue, green is associated with relaxation and can be used in a variety of shades depending on the room. Studies have also shown that green promotes productivity. This is why you’ll often see shades of green in offices – and it can be used in home offices to the same effect!


Orange may seem like a stretch for an interior paint color, but it can give a room a genuine and comfortable feel when used correctly. Deep orange offers a warm, homey mood, and is perfect for gathering spaces like living rooms and dens.

Contact ELCO Painting Painting

Whether you’re ready to start painting or you still need some time to consider your color options, feel free to contact ELCO Painting for your free quote today. Our professional painting contractors are experts in color consultation as well as customer service!


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